Friday, June 6, 2014

Pentecost: Flames to Ashes to Blooms

The feast of Pentecost looms large this week.  What would descending tongues of flame look like in our modern time?

Would it look like light?  Or perhaps the opening of flower clusters?

If you looked up to see a descending flame, might it look like the underside of this wind chime?  I see metal and blazing light--would a descending flame remind us of trumpets?

We fear the flame because we worry we'll be burned to ash.

But out of ashes, new bulbs can bloom.

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